South Bend's Katie McCloskey among 9/11 victims

Published: Sep. 11, 2018 at 4:57 PM EDT
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Our remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks would not be complete with honoring the memory of South Bend's own Katie McCloskey.

The Adams High School and Indiana University grad had landed her dream job in One World Trade Center just six weeks before the towers came tumbling down.

Her dad and mom, Dick and Anne, as well as her three siblings were grief-stricken, and as part of a way to deal with their pain they started a scholarship at Adams in Katie's name.

According to Principal Jim Seitz, the scholarship has raised $140,000 to help send 16 students to college.

NewsCenter 16's Maureen McFadden sat down with Dick before his death in 2014, and he said Katie would ask one thing of all of us: "Just simply do something good for someone else. If everyone would do that, just think of what a different world we would live in."